Wednesday, February 03, 2016

more root chakra work...

All chakras are important, and I work on all of my chakras... but a chakra that's needed ongoing and long-term support is my root chakra, the first chakra, sometimes also called the base chakra.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about some of the current issues impacting my root chakra, and I shared some of things I was doing to give special attention to balancing and boosting this area.

My equilibrium problems still continue (no diagnosis yet, more doc appointments coming up) - and the physical issue is literally like not being fully rooted to the ground. (Hello, root chakra stuff!)

Also, this and other life-happenings require me to do things to keep anxiety in check... which, for me, is very connected to my root chakra.

So the root chakra work continues.

In addition to the things I mentioned in the earlier post - working with crystals, essential oils, meditations, grounding techniques, creativity - I'm amping up the focus on this chakra in other ways.

I'm doing more mantra work. Not only repeating mantras to myself (silently or out loud) but also putting them in writing.

Whether it's combining chakra-and-mantra work with practicing lettering, or simply writing a mantra again and again and again...

I've also been incorporating more color therapy into my day.

Since red is the color associated with the root chakra, I'm connecting to that color more often.

Even something like drinking water from one of my red mugs helps bring in the all-important root chakra energy and vibration.

Balancing a chakra isn't a one-and-done deal. Our chakras are continually shifting and in flux, being influence and impacted not only by things from our past but also in response to what's going on in day-to-day life.

And one chakra doesn't exist in isolation - our chakras influence each other and work together, and an imbalance in one can affect others.

That's why it's so important to do overall chakra work and chakra balancing, even if focusing more intently on one of them for a while.

That's why the goal is energetic - subtle - harmony.

And that's why the work continues... always a process, always in process.


Friday, January 29, 2016


For several reasons, comfort has been on my mind lately.

Maybe it was the lazy weekend of snowy days (snow doesn't happen very often here) and the cozy comfort of the warm indoors.

Maybe it's the ongoing physical challenges that still sometimes stir my anxiety.

Maybe it's the financial worry, or the sudden grief that can still come in periodic waves, or the desire to escape when I feel overwhelmed or over-tired.

Comfort, for me, can take a variety of forms.

I turn to self-care practices. I turn to certain friends and loved ones. I spend time with our kitty.

Painting and creating in general can provide comfort for me... and for quite a while, painting has especially been my go-to for being a creative outlet, a way to "lose" myself, and fabulously helpful at reducing my anxiety.

Prayer, resting, binge-watching Netflix - all can bring different kinds of comfort to me at different times.

And although I wish I didn't do this, sometimes I comfort-eat.

(I ate the whole thing, not only the one bite (and it was soooo good) - it had been ages since I'd had a sprinkled-covered doughnut... but I am reducing my sugar intake, so this was a special treat.)

And then there are the cards.

In addition to doing card readings for others, I also pull cards for myself. In two fairly new-to-me decks, the first cards I pulled for myself after getting each deck were both messages of comfort.

(Mother Mary Oracle by Alana Fairchild)

(Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild)

For me, the oracle is a tool that connects me with my intuition and also my spirituality. The messages are often affirmations, confirmations, validations... and reminders that I know what I know.

I know I'm never alone - but sometimes I forget for a while.

I know help is always available - but sometimes I forget for a while.

I know I am Divinely loved and ultimately safe - but sometimes I forget for a while.

The reminders provide comfort.

And in the comfort, I find grace.


Friday, January 08, 2016

new year, new moon, new readings...

The first new moon of 2016 is almost here! We're currently in the energetic window of this new moon... how's it feeling for you?

I sometimes offer special 2-card readings for a limited time during special dates - such as a new moon, a full moon, an equinox, a solstice.

For this first new moon of this new year, I'm offering these readings again. The first new moon readings for '16 at 16 bucks.

This is a general reading, no need to ask a question. It's a 2-card spread with oracle cards... and I'll also include an extra card, an affirmation card. (This  is the first time I've included the extra affirmation card.)

I record your reading as I'm doing it, just as though you're right there with me. And then I send you an email with your reading in mp3 format, along with a photo of the cards I pull for you.

Interested? There are a couple of places where you can order your reading - here and here.

I'll be doing all readings now through the end of the energetic window of this new moon (in other words, now through Sunday, US time). Since that's a limited amount of time for the readings - and all readings will be finished and emailed within 48 hours of your order - the available number is limited.

Grab yours now... and find out what messages are coming through for you with the energy of this first new moon of this new year.

And I'd like to announce that Moon Phase Messages are here! When you sign up for the current month's Moon Phase Messages series, you'll receive 4 emails - on the new moon, the first-quarter moon, the full moon, and the last-quarter moon - and the messages and readings in each email are unique, specific, personal, and individual to you (these are not group/collective readings and messages).

Each email you'll receive in the Moon Phase Messages series will have several goodies - a 1-card written oracle message, a mantra for you based on the reading, an affirmation card pulled for you, an aromatherapy card pulled for you, and an intuitive crystal energy for you for that moon phase.

 Due to the nature of the Moon Phase Messages offering, I'm able to take very few people for each moon cycle.

January is open now and about to begin - order yours now by going here.

And I also want to say... Happy 2016!

(Hi - I'm Gin! You can read more about who I am and what I do by visiting this page. Want to receive my blog posts in your inbox? Go here to sign up, and you'll be all set! Want to get my no-cost ecourse Communing and Centering: Some Touchstones for Your Inner Harmony and also get on my newsletter list? Here is the place for that.)

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